Funding Earmarked to Support Science Education and Conservation
PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2017--
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) (the “Company” or
“RenaissanceRe”) presented the Bermuda Zoological Society (the “BZS”)
with a $250,000 donation in support of the science education and
experiential learning programs offered through the Trunk Island Living
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Students from the Harrington Sound Primary School visit the Trunk Island Living Classroom during a celebration of RenaissanceRe's donation to the BZS. (Pictured with the students from left to right, front row): Richard Winchell, 2nd Vice President, BZS; Wendell Ebbin, Member, RenaissanceRe Bermuda CSR Committee; Robert Qutub, Chief Financial Officer, RenaissanceRe; Adrian Hartnett-Beasley, Chairman, RenaissanceRe Bermuda CSR Committee; Dr. Jamie Bacon, BZS Education Officer; (second row, from right to left) Fikrte Ming, Teacher at Harrington Sound Primary School; Dr. Ian Walker, Principal Curator, BZS; Colin Brown, President, BZS; and (back row) Leah Dean, SVP, Human Resources and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, RenaissanceRe. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Company’s donation will be used to meet the infrastructure needs of
the classroom and Trunk Island-based programs, including the purchase of
new scientific equipment, computers and other learning tools. It will
also support the funding of a classroom educator over the next four
“At RenaissanceRe, science and innovation help to drive our business.
They also lie at the heart of what the Trunk Island Living Classroom is
all about,” said Robert Qutub, Chief Financial Officer at RenaissanceRe.
“We believe it’s important to support causes that have a meaningful
impact in the communities where we operate and that our employees are
passionate about. When our former colleague Todd Fonner first brought
the project to our attention, we could see how it could help Bermuda
today and for generations to come. We are happy to work with the BZS to
advance this exciting program.”
“RenaissanceRe has a long heritage of giving back to the communities
where we live and work,” added Leah Dean, SVP of Human Resources and
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at RenaissanceRe. “As a company
headquartered on the Island since our inception, we are proud to support
the BZS and its commitment to enhancing the availability of
science-related educational opportunities for all Bermuda students.”
“We thank RenaissanceRe and its employees for their generous support of
the Trunk Island Living Classroom program,” added Colin Brown, President
of the BZS. “Through this program, we host over 8,000 student visits a
year, with more than 60% of participants coming from our local public
schools. We have received positive feedback from students and teachers
alike that our programs are enhancing the educational experiences of
Bermuda’s students. The support of corporate partners like RenaissanceRe
enables us to expand our programming to reach more students each year.”
The Trunk Island Living Classroom is part of the Bermuda Zoological
Society’s Capital Campaign for Education focused on safeguarding
Bermuda’s beautiful and diverse habitats so that future generations can
explore, touch, smell and experience nature as we can today.
Bermuda Zoological Society is the support charity for Bermuda Aquarium,
Museum & Zoo. It funds community outreach projects and public events,
award-winning exhibits, world-class animal care, plus top-ranked
education, conservation and research programs—all accredited by the
Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).
BZS also supports ground-breaking research—on marine turtles, skinks,
coral reefs, and toads—by our own team of scientists. We share important
data worldwide, and participate in international projects critical to
preserving fragile endemic species and endangered habitats.
The BZS is committed to encouraging future generations to become
stewards of the natural world.
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. is a global provider of reinsurance and
insurance that specializes in matching well-structured risks with
efficient sources of capital. The Company provides property, casualty
and specialty reinsurance and certain insurance solutions to customers,
principally through intermediaries. Established in 1993, the Company has
offices in Bermuda, Ireland, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the
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